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Winter Update

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday December 30, 2014   -   By Phil

  Happy Holidays All!   While we spent the last few weeks with friends and family and enjoying their company (and a little down time for us!), time marches on and we need to get a jump on the new year. Most of the seeds and supplies are on order;...

The Art of Using Fennel

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday December 28, 2014   -   By Arlene

The Art of Using Fennel© By Arlene Wright-Correll This week’s email question asks, “Can you tell me a little about fennel seeds and cooking with it?” Yes, I...

Restoring our Spirits in Winter

Blog: Suburban Fresh Farm   -   Friday December 12, 2014   -   By Anna

Early last spring I visited Moss Hill Farm with a group of fellow farmers.  Floyd Keisler grows using biodynamic principles.  It was an amazing experience and I left with severe soil envy and some great ideas.  While there we learned about some...

2014 Harvest Celebration

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday December 09, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

This year, we hosted our annual Harvest Celebration in conjunction with the Indian Hill Wine Cellar. It was an evening of free-flowing fun and great people – all with an interest in the good food system.     We were very warm...

Soil Quality and Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday December 04, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

When it comes to growing produce, the quality of soil is extremely important to our organic farmers. There are many factors that go into soil quality, which ultimately determines plant productivity and nutrient value. Soil tests are done annually at our farms...

Food Preservation Basics

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Tuesday December 02, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

It’s that time of year again! Harvest season has hit its peak – and for us local food lovers, this means we have access to more produce than we could ever consume before it starts to go bad. Luckily, there are many ways to keep food from spoilage that will...

Worm castings for sale

Blog: Redlands Reds Worm Farm   -   Wednesday October 29, 2014   -   By Sally Ann

Redlands Reds Worm Farm is a source in inland Southern California for worm castings by the yard, half yard or smaller quantities. We are a recognized "input" by the California Certified Organic Farmers organization. Red worms are available on...

Lingering Doubts

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Friday October 17, 2014   -   By Brian

Henry Ford once said "if you believe you can or believe you cannot you are right".   If there is doubt, self-fulfilling proficiency is likely to occur.  If you believe you can you have a greater chance of success.  I have to keep...

Say It Ain't So!

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Wednesday October 15, 2014   -   By Phil

  Yet another growing season is coming to an end. This week marks the last pickup of our CSA. Frost came Saturday night and only the hardy survived. While the cold tolerant crops continue to grow; most of the beds are ready to be put to rest for the...

Our 2015 csa sign up info

Blog: Plum Creek Farm News   -   Monday October 06, 2014   -   By Chicken Wrangler

Here is everything you need to know to sign up. Just return the form at the bottom with your deposit. Email me with any questions. 2015 Plum Creek Farm CSA       Our 2015 CSA will run from May until October with pick ups on Sundays, May 31, June 14,...

Find Something You Love

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday September 24, 2014   -   By Brian

"Find something you love and you will never work a day in your life".   Whoever said that lied right through their teeth.   I work at something I love, but it is the hardest thing I have ever done, with the exception of having my...

Fall Update

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Thursday September 18, 2014   -   By Phil

  Time for the fall update around our farm!   Tomatoes and peppers were excellent this year. Another week or two and they will be done. Our fall kale, lettuces and spinach is coming in; along with the carrots and beets. The cool weather has kept...

Food For Thought

Blog: Marshfield Farmers' Market   -   Tuesday September 16, 2014   -   By Lorrie

The Duxbury Food and Wine Festival is one week away, and the family friendly highlight of the festival is the Food For Thought Farmers’ Market and Fair. On Saturday September 27 th from noon to 4pm, Food for Thought will get families thinking about where...

2014 Harvest Complete

Blog: Oregon Trail Garlic   -   Tuesday August 12, 2014   -   By Kevin

2014 Garlic Harvest is complete!  What a beautiful and bountiful harvest.  We have a lot of new varieties available this year on our website, that you should could and taste! Perhaps for the last time, we have a HUGE amount of Chesnok Red available...

Tomato Season

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Monday August 11, 2014   -   By Phil

  Tomatoes; finally. About 10 days later than usual, but all the heirlooms are beginning to come in. Nice size, very little cracking, the bushes are loaded with them. No sign of blight (it's been a very wet year), plants are healthy and don't appear to be...

6 Tips For Preparing Your CSA Produce

Blog: Harvest Michigan   -   Thursday July 31, 2014   -   By Local Foodette

The shift towards seasonal eating can be difficult, but having the joy of farm fresh vegetables is well worth it. With CSA registration, you are about to take off on a culinary adventure, so we’ve put together a few tips to help you out along the way.   ...

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Monday July 07, 2014   -   By Arlene

Home Farm Herbery’s Natural Red Velvet Cake Makes two 9-inch cakes or 24 cupcakes   Ingredients  2-1/2 cups cake flour 3 tbsp. NATURAL cocoa powder (not Dutch processed or dark) 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp....

Walk the Walk

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday July 01, 2014   -   By Brian

It is farmer’s market time.   From the beginning of our foray into growing professionally, eventually you hear someone say “So and so grows using organic methods but they are not certified”.  Then it is usually followed up with "They say...

On The Farm...

Blog: The Depot Farm   -   Tuesday June 24, 2014   -   By Phil

  All the crops are growing good despite the excess rain we've had. The CSA members are getting leaf lettuce, chard, beet greens, head lettuce (butterhead and crisphead), kale, radishes, kolarabi, snap peas, pac choi, asparagus and chinese cabbage....

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